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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
16/09/2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, TimP, has revolutionised nut tools with the invention of a spring loaded impact nut tool he has called LittleHammer.

Check it out here: LittleHammer spring loaded impact nut tool.

Stéphane Pennequin of Nuts Museum says of LittleHammer:
>“After the Ewbank’s open-ended grading system and the RP’s, would the LittleHammer be the next Australian climbing revolution…?”

Chockstone thread ... [ More ]
7/12/2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the pas ... [ More ]
19/08/2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
Yesterday (18th August) 20-ye ... [ More ]
19/04/2013 Andrea Hah climbs Punks in the Gym (32)
Andrea Hah has climbed Punks in the Gym (32), for the seco ... [ More ]
11/04/2013 James Kassey flashes Sideways Daze at Font V13
Impressive flash of Sideways Daze by James at Font ... [ More ]
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to 27/11/2016
End of Month @ Arapiles
Location: Mount Arapiles - The Pines
Leader: Queries
Details: NO MORE NOVICES OR INTERMEDIATES for October trip. We hope you can make it? We will have anEnd of Month trip to Arapiles every month for the remainder of the year.Arapiles needs no introduction, the climbing is sublime on relatively clean and varied rock. 29-30 October - Sign Up Here - Trip Leader - Ollie Sherlock 26-27 November - Sign Up Here - Trip Leader - Michael O'Reilly Get in early if you are a beginner, there will be limited places with the exception of the August trip. Or up skill on one of our learn to lead courses,learn morehere. [ More ]
to 13/11/2016
Learn2Lead Course #5 COURSE FULL
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details:     The fifth and finalLearn2Lead Course for 2016is now FULL.The first L2L Course for 2017 will be advertised once the dates are finalised. Please contact Michael O'Reilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, if you are interested ina 2017 L2L Course.   The fifth Learn2Lead Course for 2016 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles in November. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely: - Exclusive to VCC members - 6 days qualified instruction - All equipment provided - A max 4 students per instructor. What you will learn: - Lead climbing using natural protection - Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff - Multi-pitch considerations - Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member Total cost: $625 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:10 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider.     Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on this course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable $125 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.   Photos: Michael's rack and a hex placement. [ More ]
12/11/2016Cathedral Range Adventure Climbing North Jawbone
Location: Cathedral Range State Park
Leader: Ollie Sherlock
Details: This trip is now almost FULL - no more Novice or Intermediate Climbers. If you are an experienced trad leader, please contact Ollie as there may be room.     Please note the change of date. North Jawbone provides excellent climbing on high quality, chocolate coloured sandstone. Enjoy the excellent views and the long slabs on the first VCC rock climbing trip to the Cathedrals for a few years. It's time to polish up your footwork and to get slabbing. Climbing in the Cathedrals can be quite an adventure, with the crags often being remote and access requiring walks through rugged terrain. However, there are many little gems that await those willing to make the effort. The North Jawbone Crag overlooks the Cathedral Valley on the Eastern side of the Cathedral Range. Despite its steep appearance, North Jawbone is a reclining slab of about 60 degrees. Many of its climbs are multi-pitch and over 100m long on quality chocolate sandstone. There are approximately 53 documented routes at the crag and they range in grade from 3 to 23. Some popular two and three star routes include: Speigals Overhang 130m (10), Junglescope 140m (13), Fruit Hustler 40m (17) and The Mice Were Furious 130m (17). This is the first club rock climbing trip into the Cathedrals for a few years and the trip will be capped at twelve, so make sure you get in early to secure a spot. The trip is targeted at Advanced Climbers, with alimited number of spots available for Intermediate Climbers. Contact the Trip Leader, Ollie Sherlock, to secure your place. Photo: Delicate footwork (Michael O'Reilly Collection) [ More ]
19/11/2016Tough Mudder - VCC Team
Location: Melbourne
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: Tough Mudder is coming to town and wewill have a club team as a bit of a social event. This is the first time Tough Mudder has come to Victoria and the event is only a short hop from Melbourne nearMyrniong and Bacchus Marsh. Registration will cost $159 and the event will last several hours if not the day. For more information and to register go to the website here. For instructions on joining the Victorian Climbing Club team once you have registered and paid, go here New Awesome Venue, New Amazing Course We're heading to an exciting new venue in 2016 and we're taking it to a whole new level. Get ready to come face to face with rolling hills, dark bush lands, scrubs and plenty of mud. 18-20 Klms, 18-20 Obstacles Featuring all-new 2016 obstacles, this is going to be one event to remember. Gather your team-mates and commit now, your orange headband is waiting at Tough Mudder Melbourne Presented by Merrell.     [ More ]
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End of Month @ Arapiles
Location: Arapiles
Leader: Book through eventbrite
Details: We hope you can make it? The last in the series of End of Month trips to Arapiles for this year. Arapiles needs no introduction, the climbing is sublime on relatively clean and varied rock. Sign Up Here - Trip Leader - Michael O'Reilly Get in early if you are a beginner or don't lead climb, there are limited places. Or up skill on one of our learn to lead courses, learn more here. [ More ]

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